Articles from the May 5, 2023 edition

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OUR VIEW: USPS needs to admit its faults

There has been an increasing number of rallies organized by United States Postal Service workers in recent months, including one last week by workers in the Twin Cities area. There has also been a sharp uptick in customers in Carlton County wondering... Full story

 By Steve Korby    Opinion    May 5, 2023

Korby: Why did Scanlon dominate Cloquet's Little League baseball?

For the record, in the 1960s the West End of Cloquet produced and developed most of the city’s elite young golfers and future Olympic cross country skiers and ski jumpers. With Cloquet Country Club... Full story

 By Leola Rodd    Happenings    May 5, 2023

Carlton Happenings

As Mother’s Day is fast approaching, this is a reminder to get that special mom in your life a very special gift. I have some suggestions that don’t necessarily cost a lot of money. Spend a day... Full story


Wright-Cromwell News

I just returned from a Happy Trails bus tour to Ohio and Kentucky to the Ark Encounter, Creation Museum, and the Cincinnati botanical gardens and zoo, and a 2-and-a-half-hour dinner cruise riverboat... Full story


Kettle River News

The Kettle River city picnic is scheduled for 12-4 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the Kettle River ballpark. Meat and drinks will be provided. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to bring an appetizer, salad or dessert to share. If the park is too muddy or... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    May 5, 2023

CEC prep lacrosse team blanks St. Paul, 12-0

The Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys high school club lacrosse team opened its season at home in Esko Saturday with an impressive 12-0 win over St. Paul Two Rivers. "It was a really good showing for our... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    May 5, 2023

Raptors, Esko softball battle to the bitter end

Local softball rivals kept it interesting on a rainy afternoon Saturday. After trailing Carlton/Wrenshall 7-2 through three innings, Esko scratched and clawed its way back to take an 8-7 win. Esko... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    Sports    May 5, 2023

Daring snow racers tackle national event

Cloquet High School senior Hannah Sandman was still a youngster when she spotted kids doing tricks at the terrain park at Spirit Mountain. Still relatively new to snowboarding, she instantly wanted... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    Sports    May 5, 2023

Wilderness advance to meet Windigo in second round

An unlikely goal-scorer lifted the Minnesota Wilderness to a playoff sweep last weekend, closing out the Kenai River Brown Bears in Soldotna, Alaska, with a 2-1 overtime win in Game 3 of their opening-round playoff series. Michael Quinn’s goal 51... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    Sports    May 5, 2023

Sports roundups

Esko sweeps round robin The weather broke long enough on April 25 for the Esko, South Ridge and Barnum baseball teams to play a three-game round robin at Wade Stadium in Duluth. Barnum came in at 1-0 after a 6-2 win over ML/WR a week earlier, but... Full story

 By MN DNR    Outdoors    May 5, 2023

Mother's Day weekend fishing challenge

Moms who live in Minnesota are invited to join a free virtual fishing challenge May 13-14, during Take a Mom Fishing Weekend, when all Minnesota moms can fish without purchasing fishing licenses. The Minnesota State Legislature established Take a... Full story

 News    May 5, 2023

Agencies can apply for emergency food and shelter grants

Carlton County has been awarded federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security under the Emergency Food and Shelter Board Program. Carlton County has been chosen to receive $5,987 from the State Set-Aside and $6,441.00... Full story


Former judge turned author presents at Finnish American Historical Society

The Minnesota Finnish American Historical Society presents “An Evening with Mark Munger.” Munger is a former Duluth judge, columnist for the Finnish American Reporter, and the author of the Finnish American Trilogy (Suomalaiset; Sukulaiset; and... Full story


Nominate an 'Outstanding Senior'

Nominations are open for the 2023 Outstanding Senior Citizen awards, which are given annually to both a man and a woman age 70 or older. Nomination forms are available online at and ask for details of what the person has done... Full story


Obituary: Gary E. Welton

Gary E. Welton, age 77 of Cloquet, Minnesota, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2023, in his home. He was born in Cloquet on Dec. 28, 1945, the son of James and Ida (Johnson) Welton. Gary was married... Full story


Obituary: Richard "Dick" Earl Dombrowski

Richard “Dick” Earl Dombrowski, 75, of Esko, Minnesota, died Saturday, April 29, 2023, at Hilltop Healthcare in Duluth, Minnesota as a result of Alzheimer’s disease. Per Dick’s wishes, his... Full story


Obituary: Judith Rae (Garrett) Livingston

Judith Rae (Garrett) Livingston died Oct. 30, 2022. Judith was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, on May 20, 1941. She was the youngest of three sisters, born 13 and 10 years after Geraldine and Barbara. She... Full story


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